Skin weft hair extensions are a great for discretely adding volume and length to your natural tresses.
There are several types of skin weft extensions:
The texture guide applies to all of these versions of tape hair extensions and if you're new to the world of skin weft hair then check out the overview guide and then bounce back here to learn about the different textures, lengths and colours available.
There are many reasons why people choose to wear wigs or hair extensions; some just to change their look and go for colours and textures that suit their overall look.
Others wear hair due to illness, difficulty in growing hair, difficulty in managing growth hair and hair loss (temporary or long term); this can mean aiming for an authentic hair texture and authenticity is achieved by choosing the right texture, length and colour (what we call the TLC principles for choosing hair you wear).
If you’re new to the world of hair extensions (yes, skin wefts and tape extensions are forms of hair extension) you may not know what terms like Yaki or silky straight mean; thankfully we have that covered!
Whatever the texture your growth hair and whichever hair texture you'd like to wear, we have the perfect skin weft hair texture guide, so that you can choose the tape hair extension texture that's perfect for you.
Whatever the hair type, (human hair or synthetic fibres) have a look at the texture guide for skin weft hair extensions below and as always... Peruse The Perukes.
When it comes to textures for tape weft hair extensions, there are several basic texture patterns and some have variations (such as different size curl patterns or different types of waves). In addition to this there are what we like to call fancy textures - as they're not really run of the mill.
For now we'll focus on the basic tape in hair extension textures used in human hair tape in extensions:
Silky Straight: suits straight growth hair.
Yaki Straight: suits very curly or Afro growth hair that has been chemically or heat straightened.
Kinky Straight: suits very curly or Afro growth hair that is blow dried straight.
Body Wave: suits straight, wavy and large curly growth hair types.
Water Wave: suits straight, wavy and large curly growth hair types.
Curly: suits straight, wavy and large curly growth hair types.
Kinky Curly: suits small curly growth hair types.
Afro Curl: suits very small curly and Afro growth hair types.
Anything outside of these textures can be difficult to sustain once you have your skin weft extensions attached, especially large curls (larger than 2cm).
So if you're determined to choose a unique texture, then check with the retailer before you buy your tape hair extensions that it's a tried and tested texture that will remain even after the tape in hair extensions have been washed (because although returning hair extensions can be a hassle, wearing skin weft extensions that have a distorted texture pattern is worse).
As always the Peruke Caveat applies:
This is a guide only, you can take the information on textures and use it, or you can leave the information and wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident.
Your online retailer should be able to show you images of the skin weft hair extensions and lace closures before you purchase it.
This is especially important if the only images available are those of singers and actresses as the tape hair you receive may not match up to the hair textures in those images.
As we said before ultimately it's about having hair that you can wear with confidence.
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